SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed more than two-dozen bills into law in Friday, July 19, 2019 on a range of issues.
One bill effective immediately increases the penalties for crashes with injuries, where the driver was texting and driving.
The new law states drivers could lose their license for a year and pay at least a $1,000 fine if someone is seriously hurt as a result of the violation.
Another creates a “SNAP Restaurant Meals Program” for the elderly, people with disabilities, or people experiencing homelessness.
Pritzker also approved more education and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease.